Thursday, October 31, 2013

Creating A Scary Character Happy Halloween by Montreal portrait photographer Hera Bell

It is easy to turn anyone into a scary ugly character   as it is easy to make everyone look beautiful.

It is your personal artistic vision as a photographer that will make it happen.

I usually see and portray the beauty in all my portraits.

But in the past I had played with the idea also creating not so pretty portraits of some very handsome men.

Voila. Danis who was body painted by me few years ago.

I will show you today the evolution of our session.

Thinker Of Rodin A La Picasso... You Are Being Watched

Oedipus Complex. The Third Eye

Unleash That Monster Within

Monday, October 28, 2013

Photographing The Broadway Star Terra C Macleod by Montreal Portrait Photographer Hera bell

When you receive a note such as this one,   you only feel content and  happy  as a  portrait photographer. Nothing else counts.

" I have worked with photographers around the world and it is Hera's eye for detail, clarity and artistry that makes her stand out above the rest. I am simply floored by her talent behind the lens. Beautiful work.! Thank you "

Terra c Macleod (Broadway Lead Actress in Chicago the musical)

It was a great privilege to photograph you Terra. You are beautiful inside out.



The Dark Raven... Simply Muna. by Montreal Glamour Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

Simply Muna. She is a pro fitness competitor who  ranked top 6th in the world competition  at Las Vegas this year.

" If I were a raven, I will fly over your forbidden dreams during hot summer nights like the dark temptress. Lawrence of Arabia would envy you, but my darling, you are so blind. Can you feel me? Do you see me?"

by Hera Bell

Make-up, styling and photo by Hera Bell
Camera Canon 5D Mark III
Single studio strobe.

I Am Free As A Bird. I am Number 925.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Half of The Story by Montreal Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

Do you ever feel that sometimes you do not hear the entire story hidden behind its half?

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Shot in studio with single light.
Edited in CS6

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Saturday, October 5, 2013

3 Snakes, One Nude Ebony Beauty In Studio An Unusual Montreal Glamour Boudoir Portrait Session by Hera Bell

This was the third time for me. Having the pleasure in my studio Pat and his beautiful snakes and photographing them against a beautiful nude skin.

This week Tuesday Widline arrived to my studio around 11am. We right away started the make-up and hair styling process. It took me about an hour to finish that part of the task.

Pat arrived right at noon as promised. He brought 3 amazing snakes with him.

The entire session ended at 12.45pm. Yup. We wrapped up the session by that time.

Everything went smooth. We first introduced gently the first snake to Widline. Ivory which is a Ball Python from West Africa was a bit nervous. By the end of her session in Widline's arms she was completely at ease and relaxed. Voila few results with Ebony (Widline) & Ivory...

Then we  proceed with Saxon The Burmese Python from Asia. What a calm and magnificent creature he is. 8' long, gentile as ever, he discovered our scents with his tongue. They do not bite.

The last but not least Sahara was introduced to Widline. She is a Hog Island Boa constrictor. Totally spectacular and beautiful creature. Calm, gentle. At the end of the session Widline wanted to own her. My subjects bonded so well that it was totally magical in my studio that day.

One secret I can give you on how to photograph such animals with human subjects.

Direct your human subject first. Let the snake move around. Wait until you see the desired image and shapes, then click that shutter.


The Sneak Charmer by Hera Bell
Antoine Gaudi's building La Pedrera in Barcelona.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Fine Art Nudes Exploring Shapes & Forms And Trying To Create Poetry by Montreal Portrait Photographer Hera Bell

There is nothing more beautiful and poetic than photographing the human body. In all its shapes and forms.

However I am constantly after capturing the spirit of my subjects through their faces where the lips and the eyes sit. Even when they are looking away from the camera.

Make up, hair, styling and photography was all done by me.

Camera: Canon 5D MarkIII. Lens: Canon 24-105 f/4   One single studio strobe Bowen 1000 Watts (with umbrella) .

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